WASHINGTON — Worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $113.6 billion during the third quarter, an increase 5.8% year-over-year and 11% sequentially, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.

Global sales for the month of September were $37.9 billion, up 5.8% compared to September 2019 and 4.5% sequentially.

All monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization and represent a three-month moving average.

“The global semiconductor industry posted solid sales in the third quarter of 2020, reflecting normal seasonal trends and increased demand for semiconductor-enabled products, but significant market uncertainty remains due to the pandemic and other macroeconomic factors,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “Sales into the Americas remained strong in September, increasing by more than 20% year-to-year, and sales increased on a month-to-month basis across all major regional markets.”

Regionally, sales increased on a month-to-month basis in China (7.9%), Asia Pacific/All Other (3.3%), Europe (3.3%), the Americas (2.2%), and Japan (1.5%). On a year-to-year basis, sales increased in the Americas (20.1%), China (6.5%), and Asia Pacific/All Other (2.9%), but decreased in Japan (1.8%) and Europe (9.8%).


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